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CDC’s Ross ERP Now TEC Certified
TEC certification is like a software test drive; a chance to look under the hood, kick the tires, take it around the block with some scenarios. [more on TEC

kick off temp plate  look under the hood, kick the tires, take it around the block with some scenarios. [ more on TEC Certification here ] I wasn’t disappointed during our recent certification of CDC Software’s Ross ERP. First, let me back up and give you a brief overview of the vendor and its product. CDC is a world-wide company, with 1,400 employees, primarily in North America and Europe. CDC acquired Ross ERP in 2004, gaining a well-established process manufacturing and supply chain management product that can reside

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ERP for the Utilities Industry

Utilities (gas, water, electricity, and energy) software is typically built off customer billing systems encompassing a suite of modules covering fleet management, maintenance management, GIS, AMR, financials, and human resources, among others. 

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